Saturday, 25 September 2010

Charity Shop Finds

The last few weeks I have found very little in any of the local charity shops. However this week I found a couple of things that have made up for it. This old Tala bread bin isn't in great condition but is fine for display. I already have a similar one which I use every day so I will probably sell this one rather than add to my clutter. This morning I popped in to our local table top sale at a nearby nursing home and found the blue and white jug and also the pretty violas. The frilly ones are a variety called 'Can-Can'.

The little glasses are another charity shop find, they are very small and I guess are some sort of liquer glass but I loved the colours.

The rose trios were also from the sale this morning and were a bargain for a set of six trios.

More roses, this time yellow ones on a beautiful 1950s linen table cloth in unused condition, also from a charity shop.

I couldn't resist the bunch of dahlias this morning from a lady selling garden produce at the sale. They are so cheerful and add a real splash of colour.


Later on this morning I headed to town to the monthly Bicycle Basket Bazaar. I had my camera with me and then completely forgot to take any photos ! It was lovely to finally catch up with Annie, The Felt Fairy and her daughter Amy who is having a stall at our vintage fair in a few weeks as well as some of the other sellers. I bought the pretty needlepoint bag from Carol earlier in the week, she is also having a stall at the fair with her daughter Chelsea. Maybe one day my daughter will be inclined to join me !


I am off now for some very late lunch. I treated myself to some lovely cheese and fresh bread from a new deli and cheese shop recently opened in the town. I also decided to try some smoked garlic. I don't buy garlic that often so any suggestions as to how I might used smoked garlic gratefully received.

25 comments:

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh good grief, more lovely finds. How do you do it? Very jealous. Love it all especially the bread bin and the beautiful table cloth. You deserve your delicious looking lunch.

Emma said...

Those little glasses are really pretty.
How nice you got to meet Annie..x

Susan said...

Oh I do love your teacups and table cloth. They are so beautiful!

marble rose said...

Oh to have Charity shops like yours. McDonald toys and manky shoes just don't cut it.

Fleur
xxx

CraftyHelen said...

Those coloured glasses are so pretty. I have given up with charity shops around here. I found some boots last week, they were worn but the price was £18!xx

sylviesgarden said...

So much loveliness, you are very lucky.
x

bellaboo said...

Lovely finds...especially like the bag! :o)

delia hornbook said...

I love your 50's sherry glasses there gorg and the colours are just devine ;-) And your teacups are so pretty and your tablecloth. What lovely finds ;-)) Dee x

Amy said...

Lovely to meet you today & looking forward to the fair! x

a mermaids purse said...

wowza beautiful finds! that display would make a lovely post card! ;0) you are a lucky girl x love your blog x

A Treasured Past said...

Yum, the bread and cheese are making very hungry..

I love the Tala bread bin, and the little glasses are so gorgeous.

I would love to grow dahlias like that here, but the snails love them to pieces too.

Have a good one, Tamara

The Patchwork Heart said...

Lovely stuff especially the bread bin :) I am missing car booting havent been for a month since Ive been back at school :(
Heather x

melanie said...

You have a great eye for finding pretty things, I love everything you have found and bought :) xxxx

VINTAGE HEART said...

Hi Annie.thanks for the comments about my paint dilema, I managed too decide but like you, not sure i have made right choice, arh... Love the bread bin , and the glasses are very Me, lovely, have a lovely week, Love Linda x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Lovely finds.
Use the roasted garlic in mashed potatoe it is really yummy.
Debbie

harmony and rosie said...

I must say your charity shop is a lot more classy than the ones near me! I love that little jug, such a pretty shape and the tablecloth is definitely my kind of thing x

Ticking stripes said...

I have serious bread bin envy. It would perfectly match my cakes tin and my pastrry cutters tin and all the other green and cream tins I hope to acquire. Love your last tin post too - great collection!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What gorgeous finds. I love those glasses.

winnibriggs said...

Hi Annie
Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am really envious of your new finds. Such lovely pieces.
Talk about coincidences. If you have seen my earlier posts you would see that I have and am still researching my family tree and would you believe it, my grandmother was born in Church Brampton, is that near to Chapel Brampton. My sister and I were coming over to check out the area, but something turned up at the last minute. We hope to do so soon though. Not sure if can make October but will certainly try.
Jenny

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Everything you bought is also totally me. Wish we could shop together, and I like the lunch you chose too. LOL.

Hesta Nesta said...

Ann I love the bread bin and the needlepoint bag, what wonderful finds. That Brie cheese and French bread looks absolutely delicious. I buy Camembert from our local farmers market and Andy makes me keep it in the garage because it pongs a bit!! Looking forward to seeing you at Northampton.
Jo xx

Heidi said...

Where to begin, the handbags,the linens, the glasses,the jewelry, that book at the top, I'm just drooling!

Pennyblossoms said...

The bread bin is lovely. I very rarely find stuff in the town centre CSs, but those along the row opp the church, they seem really good on the few occasions I get over that way. And where does that nursing home get all its goodies? I have a couple pieces from there when I came to the first Fair, must show them on my blog one day.
Zxx

Amy said...

I love your blog and have sent you the Versatile Blogger Award. Looking forward to reading your answers. A button and instructions are on my blog xxx

Lady Cherry said...

Lovely finds! I am trying to convince Lord Cherry to replace our dinner set with mismatched vintage crockery, think I will show him these pics so he can see that it works! x